Cruz, Nicks spell double trouble for foes

Each has overcome difficulties, and now both Giants are poised to reach their goals

Updated: January 19, 2012, 4:52 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

A New York story: On Tuesday night, 90 minutes away from the chaos of the city, all hell broke loose at the largest mall in the Hudson River Valley. Victor Cruz, a young receiver with model-esque looks and his very own place in the New York Giants' record books, was in Poughkeepsie for an autograph signing. Thanks to a breakneck football schedule, a newborn daughter and an inability to say no, Cruz was running late. "He's coming!" yelled a gray-haired man standing near the Piercing Pagoda as Cruz ...

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